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Veterans in College: Part of the Next Great Generation

Chris Maples | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Chris Maples

This new influx of veterans into our colleges and universities has the potential to help build the U.S. economy in much the same way that college-educated WWII veterans did in the 1950s and 1960s.

Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While I loved every one of the thousands of faces I saw at Sunday's massive Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., I was especially inspired by...

The Crisis in Higher Education

Ethan Miller | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Ethan Miller

Higher education is in very serious trouble. And its problems are not something that can be solved quickly, or without serious changes to the way that the system works.

Job Cred: Social Media Certification Revs the Resume

Jason Schmitt | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Jason Schmitt

For the first time ever, the skill sets and resume building certifications that relate to the newest iteration of digital proficiencies are cheap, accessible, and increasingly credible.

Video Is the New Frontier for Schools

Michal Tsur | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Schools that implement a serious video strategy tend to see rewarding results, from improving learning to increasing access to and quality of knowledge in the classroom, on campus and beyond, as well as more engaged students and faculty.

Countdown to Admission: The Movie

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

The countdown to college admission is filled with anxiety. As a parent, I've been through it with both of my children and lived to tell about it. In f...

The President's New College Scorecard

Bill Destler | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Bill Destler

Let's continue to work for increased access and affordability in higher education, but let's also treasure the diversity and variety of educational experiences available to our young people. In that manner the nation's future needs will truly be best served.

College and University Board Independence Strengthens the Nation

Richard D. Legon | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Richard D. Legon

Our institutions of higher learning have been governed by boards acting independently since our Colonial period. Let us not compromise that most essential (and historic) value--one that has largely worked well--for temporary political expediency.

Diverse Conversations: Supporting Underserved Populations in Higher Education

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

First-generation, low-income and minority students fare better when they have adequate access to financial aid, support programs that properly introduce them to and sustain them through the academy, and proper high school preparation that equips them to handle the rigor of college work.

Higher Education and the Movement for Citizen-Centered Democracy

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Harry Boyte

Obama's vision is broad, challenging the good versus evil, hyper-moralized political scripts which dominate today on both right and left. In contrast, today higher education leaders often contribute to the latter.

Empty Promises in Obama's Mis-Education Agenda

Alan Singer | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

I was hoping to hear something positive about the future of public education in President Obama's State of the Union speech. There was nothing there but shallow celebration of wrong-headed policies and empty promises.

What Good Is College?

Michael Benson | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Michael Benson

There is nothing in the world like the American system of postsecondary education. These remarkable institutions need to be celebrated, supported, and nurtured if our country and our economy have hope of viability in the future.

At California Community Colleges, 10+1>11

Robert Shireman | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Robert Shireman

Enhancing the role of the statewide Board of Governors was one of the cornerstones of AB 1725. The Board undermined its own role two years later when it was hoodwinked into mandating bureaucratic processes that prevent campus consideration and implementation of the Board's own recommendations.

An Open Letter to a New University President

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Daniel Asia

The university is part of the larger culture, and thus participates in its strengths and weaknesses. We are at the height of an educational bubble, not unlike the housing bubble of a few years ago.

Boston's LearnLaunch Hosts Distinguished Ed Tech Meet Up

Tanyella Evans | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Tanyella Evans

Even though the conference is over, LearnLaunch continues to be basecamp for the ed tech community in Boston. If you want to join in the buzz, check out the regularly updated discussions on their LinkedIn group.

Digital Citizenship: Businesses Can Learn From K-12 Educators

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As Daniel Pink says, we're all sales people. Social media-based marketing metrics, such as share of conversations (percentage of time your brand shows up in online conversations) are becoming important in predicting business success.

If a For-Profit College Becomes a Non-Profit, Is That Good? Not Necessarily

David Halperin | Posted 04.13.2013 | College
David Halperin

What the rest of us should worry about is the prospect of for-profit college executives, who have gotten rich by peddling a toxic mix of deceptive recruiting, low-quality programs, and sky-high prices, taking the helm of tax-exempt charities that are supposed to serve the public interest.

Disruptive Innovation Needed in Higher Education

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 04.11.2013 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

I get extremely energized by the ever-increasing world of possibilities the universe is manifesting. I skyrocket this energy into my graduate school, making some folks kind of nervous. Oh, hell, what big ideas does Jim have now?

For Less Simplicity In Our College Messaging

Robert Shireman | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Robert Shireman

We college advocates have succeeded in making the case for college. Every family feels the urgency, and schools are focused on getting students ready. Maybe we can now ease back on the simplistic messaging and offer up, as an educational exercise, somewhat more complex but more accurate information.

The 'Wow,' 'Cool,' 'Really interesting' Factor in College Majors

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Students will not show their true stuff unless they find what their "wow" factor is. They have to find the arena -- the discipline that engages them so that they do their best work -- because it interests them. Round pegs don't go in square holes.

Making Sense of the Sense-making in Davos

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

Davos helps create, and then capture, the zeitgeist. It's where people come to listen to those who might just know more than they do -- and see what they find interesting and important. It's about making sense of what others make sense of. And this is no small matter.

For Every Mile of Road, There are Two Miles of Ditches

Chris Maples | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Chris Maples

These are historic times, when type of degree and field of study are critical for moving the country and economy ahead. By really looking down the road, whether on a bike or at a university, we will be better prepared for what lies ahead.

An Open Letter to Mark Cuban

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

Nothing shortcuts the dreams of 22-year-olds more than having failed to develop their talent. We can't let the future leaders and builders of our country resort to sitting in their childhood bedrooms or coffee shops taking massive online courses with strangers.

Support Let's Learn: Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students in NC

Emilio Vicente | Posted 04.09.2013 | College
Emilio Vicente

The undocumented students I know are motivated and want to better themselves and their communities, so why should they struggle because of immigration status -- because they weren't lucky enough to be born in the U.S.?

Teaching the Connected Consumer in Higher Education

Lin Humphrey | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Lin Humphrey

As a Ph.D. student in marketing, I have been extremely fortunate that I teach and learn in a cutting-edge facility with forward-thinking administrators.